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New York – Tag Heuer, Tech Companies Unveil $1,500 Luxury Smartwatch

November 9, 2015 at 11:37 PM
New York - A leading Swiss watchmaker and two technology titans have combined forces to produce a computerized wristwatch billed as the "world's smartest luxury watch." Tag Heuer CEO Jean-Claude Biver said his company has been building mechanical watches for 155 years but knew little about building an Internet-connected device that younger buyers would want. So it partnered with Intel and...

Iowa – Bush Aims To Debate On His Terms, After Poor Start

November 9, 2015 at 10:59 PM
Iowa - Jeb Bush has a plan for the Republican presidential debate in Wisconsin on Tuesday night: Don't treat it like, well, a debate. While he acknowledges he's "gotta get better" on the debate stage, he says he's spending less time rehearsing and sees the prime-time forum as more of a moderated conversation than a real debate. The once-presumed front-runner, now struggling in the race...

New York – New State-Of-The-Art State Police Forensic Science Lab Opens At Stewart International Airport

November 9, 2015 at 10:30 PM
New Windsor, NY - With a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, officials from the New York State Police and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey opened the region's new state-of-the-art forensic science lab at Stewart International Airport. RECORDONLINE.com (http://bit.ly/1PlIH8c) reports that the New York State Police Regional Crime Lab is poised to take over the old lab's...

Orlando, FL – Promise Seen For Wireless Pacemakers Placed Without Surgery

November 9, 2015 at 10:02 PM
Orlando, FL - Researchers are reporting encouraging results for a new generation of pacemakers — miniature, wireless ones that can be implanted through a leg vein without surgery. In a study of 725 patients, one of these devices, made by Medtronic, was successfully implanted 99 percent of the time, with a low rate of complications compared to traditional pacemakers. Leaders of the...

Little Rock, AR – Forecasters: 63 Million Should Have Eye Out For Bad Weather

November 9, 2015 at 09:30 PM
Little Rock, AR - Forecasters are warning 63 million people in the central U.S. to have an eye out for bad weather this week as colliding air masses threaten to generate high winds and possibly tornadoes. The threat Wednesday stretches from San Antonio to Chicago to Cincinnati. It appeared Monday that Missouri, southern Illinois and northern Arkansas would face the greatest severe weather...

Kiryas Joel, NY – Town Residents OK Expansion Of Hasidic Village

November 9, 2015 at 09:24 PM
Kiryas Joel, NY - Residents living next to a Hasidic Jewish village in the Hudson Valley have voted to allow its expansion. Monday night's vote in the Town of Monroe involves the annexation of 164 acres into Kiryas Joel, which local officials approved in September. Monroe Town Clerk Mary Ellen Beams said referendum passed by a vote of 40 to 12 in favor of expansion. A state judge in...

Washington – Study: Even The Normal-weight Should Watch That Apple Shape

November 9, 2015 at 09:19 PM
Washington - A pot belly can be a bad thing — even if you're not considered overweight. New research suggests normal-weight people who carry their fat at their waistlines may be at higher risk of death over the years than overweight or obese people whose fat is more concentrated on the hips and thighs. Monday's study signals the distribution of fat matters whatever the scale says. "If...

Geneva – Highly Valued Blue Diamond Expected To Fetch Up To $55 Million At Auction

November 9, 2015 at 08:44 PM
Geneva - Highly valued colored diamonds go under the auction hammer this week in Geneva, with one standout blue diamond expected to fetch up to $55 million. On Tuesday, Christie's starts the two-day blitz of jewelry sales at an auction headlined by "The Pink," a 16.08-carat diamond billed as rare for pure color. Its estimated pre-sale price is between 21 million and 27 million Swiss francs...

New York – De Blasio Defends Traffic Safety Plan Despite Rash Of Deaths

November 9, 2015 at 08:05 PM
New York - Three people, including a child, crushed by a car that plowed into a group of trick-or-treaters. An 84-year-old woman run over by a charter bus that never stopped. A grandmother struck by a taxi driver finishing a 16-hour shift. Since Halloween, vehicle-related incidents across New York City have claimed 11 lives, a figure that has generated headlines and some criticism of Mayor...

Chicago – Lawsuit By Unpaid Illinois Lottery Winners Pulls In Other States

November 9, 2015 at 07:37 PM
Chicago - Multi-state lottery groups pushed back on Monday against a move by lottery winners in Illinois to drag dozens of states into a lawsuit against the Illinois Lottery's suspension of payments. Illinois has halted payments on winnings of $600 or more due to the state's ongoing budget impasse. A class action originally filed in September in U.S. District Court in Chicago seeking to...

New York – Big-city Mayors Want US Crackdown On ‘Bad Apple’ Gun Dealers

November 9, 2015 at 07:04 PM
New York - The mayors of the nation's three largest cities are calling on U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to crack down on some "bad apple" gun dealers. Bill de Blasio of New York, Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles and Rahm Emanuel of Chicago signed the letter to Lynch on Monday. Their efforts were coordinated by the Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence. The Brady Campaign...

Jerusalem – Israel Lacks Evidence Against Extremists In Arson Attack

November 9, 2015 at 06:21 PM
Jerusalem - Israel is still lacking evidence to charge those responsible for a deadly arson attack on a Palestinian family this summer, Israeli media reported the country's defense minister as saying Monday, in a case that Palestinians say helped fuel the past weeks of bloodshed. In July, assailants, believed to be Jewish extremists, lobbed a firebomb into the Dawabsheh family's home in the...

New York – Next GOP Debate Puts Fox Business Moderators In Spotlight

November 9, 2015 at 06:00 PM
New York - Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo, one of the moderators for Tuesday's Republican presidential debate, says that while she wants to help viewers understand the differences between candidates, she's not looking to start brawls. The fourth GOP debate — and first since a CNBC session left candidates grumbling about the journalists asking questions — takes place Tuesday night...

San Diego – SeaWorld To End Orca Shows By 2017 In San Diego

November 9, 2015 at 05:29 PM
San Diego - SeaWorld will end its orca shows at its San Diego park by 2017, its top executive said Monday, saying customers at the location have made clear they prefer killer whales acting more naturally rather than doing tricks. CEO Joel Manby told investors that the park — where the iconic shows of killer whales doing flips and other stunts debuted decades ago — will offer a different...

Washington – Presidential Candidate Carson Pushes 15 Percent Flat Tax, End To All Deductions

November 9, 2015 at 05:01 PM
Washington - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said on Monday he favored a flat 15 percent tax rate and an end to all tax deductions, among other steps, in an effort to boost the U.S. economy and balance the budget. Carson said he would also trim the federal government spending by between 2 percent and 3 percent while also increasing revenue by repatriating corporate income...

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